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|124k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36), launching, 7 September 1967.at General Dynamics Corp., Quincy, MA.
General Dynamics photo GD PQ-566-1, now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|140k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) under way, circa 1971, location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, October 1971
|385k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|242k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) moored at Pier 22, D&S piers, Naval Station, Norfolk VA., date unknown.
US Navy photo
|382k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) under way, date and location unknown.||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|205k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) moored at Pier 22, D&S piers, Naval Station, Norfolk VA., circa 1980-1981. Note that a portion of the 05 level forward was painted white to help with the heat problem in radio central.||Rick Sherley|
|213k||Bow and stern views of USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) in a two point moor in the lagoon at Diego Garcia British Indian Ocean Territory (B.I.O.T.) during her first deployment to Diego Garcia, circa spring 1980. Alongside to port is a 688 Los Angeles class submarine and a 637 Sturgeon class submarine and to starboard,USS Davidson (FF-1045) inboard with USS Truxtun (CGN-35) outboard. Note that by mooring Davidson inboard of Truxtun a lee was created that made for safer boat landings using Spear's after starboard accommodation ladder. The lagoon could get rough at times, causing small boat operations to be reduced or curtailed all together. Also note that it was Vertrep day for all units and one of the birds had landed briefly on Spear's helo deck. The surface ships normally rotated every 7 days and the subs every 30 days and their were no tugs then, just a very good CPO harbor/docking pilot. For this deployment Spear traveled a total of 20,000 miles and spent 97 days in the lagoon.||Rick Sherley|
|171k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) under way, date and location unknown.||Jerrod W. Brown SM1 (SW) USN Ret.|
|88k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) under way, date and location unknown.||Jerrod W. Brown SM1 (SW) USN Ret.|
|110k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) NAV/OPS Div, circa 1984-85. (Jerrod Brown SM1 is second from left back row).||Jerrod W. Brown SM1 (SW) USN Ret.|
|282k||Photo of USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) as front cover for Submarine Squadron 6 Christmas Card, year unknown.
Photo by PH1 David Lister and PH3 Joel M. Reines
|Jerrod W. Brown SM1 (SW) USN Ret.|
|51k||USS L. Y. Spear (AS-36) and USS Farragut (DDG-37) undergoing overhauls at the Norfolk Dry Dock Co., on the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA., 14 June 1987.
Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-87-08678, by Don S. Montgomery.
|01||CAPT. Ghormley, Ralph McDougall, USN (USNA 1949) :RADM||28 February 1970 - 7 August 1971|
|02||CAPT. Donlon, John Michael, USN (USNA 1949)||7 August 1971 - 30 May 1973|
|03||CAPT. Williams, Ross Norman, USN (USNA 1951) :RADM||30 May 1973 - 13 May 1975|
|04||CAPT. Phoenix, David Albert, USN||13 May 1975 - 13 May 1977|
|05||CAPT. Toupin Jr., Ernest Joseph, USN (USNA 1955)||13 May 1977 - August 1979|
|06||CAPT. Kinert, John Henry (Jack), USN (USNA 1956)||August 1979 - 4 September 1981|
|07||CAPT. Kelly Jr., Robert Francis, USN (USNA 1961)||4 September 1981 - 12 August 1983|
|08||CAPT. Whelan Jr., John Francis, USN (USNA 1960)||12 August 1983 - 22 June 1985|
|09||CAPT. Everman, Leon Ervin, USN (USNA 1960)||22 June 1985 - 17 July 1987|
|10||CAPT. Parry Jr., Thomas Leighton||17 July 1987 - 30 June 1989|
|11||CAPT. Ellis, Charles Eugene, USN||30 June 1989 - 2 March 1991|
|12||CAPT. Cohen, Jay Martin, USN (USNA 1968) :RADM||2 March 1991 - 17 April 1993|
|13||CAPT. Davis, Jack Michael||17 April 1993 - 21 July 1995|
|14||CAPT. Ryan, Paul John, USN (USNA 1973) :RADM||21 July 1995 - 28 May 1996|
|15||CAPT. Paulson, John James,USN (USNA 1971)||28 May 1996 - 30 September 1996|
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